The Evolution of a Modern-Day Farm Wife

And Then…

Hello. It’s been quite some time, hasn’t it?

Don’t worry, I’m ok.

I don’t even know where to begin. It’s been, well, it’s been months. I’ve been stuck trying to figure out where to begin because there’s been so many significant events that have happened since my last post.

I’ve been stuck trying to figure out where to start. I’ve decided I need to write something. Anything.

So I’ll begin here…

Dirt road walks...

Dirt road walks…

Back in May I announced my pregnancy.

And then wheat harvest began.

And then I disappeared from the blogosphere realm.

Sorry.

After awhile some of my friends started hinting that I was a blogger slacky.

I apologize for my absence, I was simply occupying my time with other important tasks and events.

For example, I took a lot of walks per doctor’s orders…

The more I walked, the bigger I got!

The more the mutts and I walked, the bigger I got.

And then I began inflating to epic proportions…

Heels don't fit these feet!

Barefoot & Pregnant: Heels don’t fit these feet anymore!

And then I played lifeguard at our very own private pool…

Stock tanks make the best pools in the summer!

Stock tanks make the best pools in the summer especially when it’s ridiculously HOT and dry!

And then I elevated my feet any chance I got…

Elevated feet while on vacation.

Appreciating hotel air conditioning while keeping my feet elevated.

And then school started…

Assignment board

Gosh, what is this teacher doing to us?!

And then fall harvest began…

Harvesting some dryland corn.

Harvesting some dryland corn.

And then I got bigger…

I got in the combines this fall with a little help.

I got in the combines this fall with a little help.

And then wheat sowing was in full swing…

Trying to get the wheat in before the baby's arrival.

Trying to get the wheat in before the baby’s arrival.

And then I got REALLY big…

Baby Baldwin's first experience with sowing wheat.

Baby Baldwin’s first experience with sowing wheat.

And then I delivered meals to the soybean fields that were being harvested…

Catching a sunset while delivering a meal to a soybean field.

Catching a sunset while delivering a meal.

And then I almost exploded…

2Days before Banks

Two days before Baby Baldwin made his appearance.

And then I fell in love…

Well hello there, little man!

Well hello there, little man!

And then I started lactating and gave up sleeping…

I make noise whenever I WANT TO!!

If I don’t sleep, YOU don’t sleep!

And then I cut back significantly on showering and preferred wearing hats and pajamas all day, and I became obsessed with poop, and pee, and other bodily functions, and potential temperatures, and breathing patterns, and sleeping patterns, and little sounds in the middle of the night…

I might’ve forgotten to brush my teeth a few times, too.

My apologies.

And then I started deflating, and sleeping more, and showering regularly, and venturing out…

We even voted!

We even voted!

And sometime during all of the craziness I fell in love even more…

Adam is such an awesome daddy!  I love that man!

Adam is such an awesome daddy! I love that man!

And now I’m back and I plan to share my new adventures of life as a farmer’s wife and momma to a little man.

The newest addition to the farm: Banks William Baldwin

Banks William Baldwin

This’ll be fun.
Won’t you join me?

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Comments on: "And Then…" (12)

  1. Welcome Back Friend! While the blogosphere has missed you we know you’ve had your hands full of much more important things πŸ™‚ Look forward to hearing more out of your adventures!

  2. Congrats! I didn’t know you had a baby. That’s very exciting. Hope you’re all doing well.

  3. Neill Walker said:

    SO GLAD YOU’RE BACK!! It was good to meet Banks Baldwin in person at the Windom pancake feed. I always enjoy your posts. Hope you keep finding the time.

    • Thanks, Neill! I’m glad you got to meet our little man in person, too. Next year he’ll be running around all over the place–maybe flushing birds for you all! Hope you’re doing well πŸ™‚

  4. Omigosh! He is beautiful! Congrats and welcome back!

  5. laurel.hill said:

    Congrats! So happy for you and glad to have you back in the blogging world!

  6. Hi Adam, Kim, & Banks, Congrats!!! I see that Banks is being raised right…as a K-State Wildcat!!! Enjoy your writing and pictures. The twitter picture of Adam and Banks at Church (laying on the floor) is priceless. God’s blessings.

    • Hi David!
      Thank you for the comment. Yes, Banks will be raised in purple and is already being taught the difference between a wildcat and a jayhawk :). My two guys are pretty cute whenever they sneak off at church-it’s a guarantee they’ll be laying on the floor somewhere!! I don’t know if you’ve talked to your nieces, but I’m teaching at their school now–I’ll have them next year. Hope all is well in Missouri!

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